Shakur Stevenson: It’s ‘Impossible’ For Vasiliy Lomachenko To Beat Me
Shakur Stevenson doesn’t believe there’s any scenario where Vasiliy Lomachenko defeats him.
Stevenson is the mandatory WBO Junior-Lightweight Title challenger. He will not be the next challenger for Jamel Herring, however. Stevenson is a friend of Herring and he doesn’t expect to fight him if he emerges victorious against Carl Frampton. Instead, Stevenson feels Herring will vacate the gold.
Stevenson is also eyeing an eventual move to the 135-pound division. During an appearance on The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Stevenson shared his belief that there’s no way Lomachenko can beat him (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“I feel like a lot of fighters don’t want to fight me, I feel like I had opportunities to fight in big fights but I can’t in those big fights because of other fighters, it’s not me. I just feel like these guys always find a way out and I’m the Boogeyman.”
“There’s no way he can beat me. It’s impossible, I would not let him beat me. Ain’t no way a scared man can beat me, I feel like there was a lot of fear in that Teofimo fight, and I just don’t think a scared man can beat me!”
Stevenson is undefeated so far in his young pro boxing career. He has a record of 15-0. In his last outing back in December, Stevenson defeated Toka Khan Clary via unanimous decision.
Lomachenko is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Teofimo Lopez. With the defeat, “Loma” lost the WBA (Super), WBO, The Ring, and WBC (Franchise) Titles.